29th August 2020 – Current Affairs
Stuff Reporter | 20-08-30

? The Indian Institute of Technology’s Alumni Council has signed an agreement with Lomonosov Moscow State University and Russoft to access and transfer key technologies from Russia to build the world’s largest and fastest hybrid quantum computer in India.

? HDFC Bank has announced a strategic partnership with Adobe to help improve digital experience journey of its customers. The company claims that the partnership will enable HDFC Bank to deliver personalised digital experiences to existing as well as new customers, at anytime and anywhere.

? TikTok Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kevin Mayer has resigned from his post just less than 3 months after his appointment to the post. For now, General Manager of TikTok North America, Vanessa Pappas take his position as the interim head of the company.

? India is planning to host the BRICS Games in 2021 and may align it with Khelo India GamesSports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday.

? The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has stated that India will have its own vaccine portal soon as soon as the portal is developed. The portal will serve as a repository of information regarding the vaccine development in India. The portal will now be launched by September first week by ICMR itself.

? The Delhi government on Wednesday, 26 August, launched a “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” campaign for students across the national capital, who are confined to their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

? The scientists of University of Hong Kong have detected the first case of COVID-19 re-infection in a 33 year old Hong Kong man. The man  got Coronavirus infection four months after first being infected. Scientists found that Coronavirus strains were different both the times.

? The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the entire Africa as polio free. In this regard, Africa Regional Certification Commission certified 47 nations of Africa as free from Polio.

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